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Meet Our Writing Consultants:

Spring 2018

Writing Consultants
What UNCW students have to say ...
Mel Beasley

Mel Beasley

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- Wonderful and kind!

- Very helpful with letting know that I need to make my paper more personal instead of just listing facts.

- The best! helped me brainstorm :)

- woo mel much help

- I just wanted to say how helpful this tutor has been in writing essays for my English class.

Marissa Buccilli

Marissa Buccilli

Certified

Writing Consultant

English

- She is amazing!

- So helpful! Marissa is great

- Marissa was an awesome tutor!

- My writing center experience was great. Marissa was very helpful and kind.

- She is very patient and extremely helpful. She pays close attention gives great advice and even gives you tools to use for other papers, which is helpful for grammar. Keep her around, she is awesome.

Mary Childers

Mary Childers

Writing Consultant

English

- Amazing tutor,very helpful.

- Mary is amazing and was able to ease my mind about what seemed like a very daunting assignment...loved her!

- Mary was so understanding and patient. She helped me formulate ideas, and gave me confidence in my writing!

- She was amazing! She made me feel very comfortable and helped me come up with new ideas and different ways of thinking about my topic. Will for sure be coming back!

- She's great!!!

Davonna Cohen

Davonna Cohen

Writing Consultant

Social Work

- Davonna was so helpful!

- Very helpful, helped me add substance to my paper and reference jobs more in my paper.

- Super helpful! Very friendly and welcoming :)

- She was great and knew her stuff! She was so helpful and encouraging.

- Great session.

Spencer Conn

Spencer Conn

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- Very attentive and helpful.

- Spencer did a great job on providing helpful organizational advice for my essay.

- This appointment was very useful and I feel a lot better about my essay now.

- Spencer was very helpful and friendly! Will definitely be coming back for more help.

- Great help!

Will Dean

Will Dean

Certified

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing &
English

- Will was great!

- He actually taught me something new (m dashes).

- Will was very helpful, and helped me on my transitions.

- This was actually extreamly helpful in structuring everything out, putting it down on paper rather than just keeping a jumbled mess of it in my head.

- Will is great to work with. He helps in getting my ideas out. He is very patient and makes sure that I get the most out of our sessions!

Gabrielle DeSopo

Gabrielle DeSopo

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- Very helpful

- Very helpful. I really feel like I was able to make this paper better!

Nicole Draina

Nicole Draina

Writing Consultant

English

- She's awesome!

- Nicole was a great help on my paper! I was so appreciative for her insights and since she studied environmental science, she offered a very useful perspective.

- Very sweet and helpful!

- amazing tutor, so helpful

Marissa Flanagan

Marissa Flanagan

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- VERY HELPFUL

- it was really help for me. thank you so much.

- Marissa was extremely helpful and so nice! I would definitely ask her to help me next time.

- It was a very helpful and insightful writing session.

- Marissa is fantastic. Always helpful and friendly!

Ross Gormley

Ross Gormley

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- You rock!! Thanks for you help Ross!!!

- Ross really knew what he was doing!

- Ross did a great job helping me!

- Very informed, appreciated the help in formatting as I have difficulty knowing when to use commas and apostrophes.

- Phenomenal job. Exceptional performance.

Becka Jackson

Becka Jackson

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- she was very helpful

- Super helpful!! Becka did an amazing job!

- Becka was really helpful and genuine in her writing advice.

- awesome

Sievey Jackson

Sievey Jackson

Writing Consultant

Film Studies

- Great session

- Extremely helpful with transitions and linking facts back to the thesis.

Kaitlyn Lowrance

Kaitlyn Lowrance

Writing Consultant

Anthropology & History

- Kaitlyn was very helpful.

- I feel so much more confident about turning in my annotate bib :)

- I am horrible at outlines and Kaitlyn was very helpful.

- Kaitlyn was awesome! She gave some great hints and advice!

- Very nice and easy to talk to. Kaitlyn was very helpful.

Casey McAnarney

Casey McAnarney

Certified 

Writing Consultant

English

- Casey was extremely helpful and definitely helped me improve my essay greatly. I will be back!

- Casey is such great help!

- She was an amazing tutor and helped a lot with APA formatting and adding concluding sentences.

- Worked out of my writer's block with a few more ideas and caught some minor MLA errors in my paper. My tutor was very helpful.

- This process was very helpful in answering the questions I had. It made me feel better about writing my paper as a whole.

Max McCaskill

Max McCaskill

Writing Consultant

History

- Awesome

- Very helpful.

- great resource

- Max was very helpful

Wesleigh Neville

Wesleigh Neville

Certified 

Writing Consultant

Psychology & Theater

- :) Awesome time great tutor!

- This was very helpful because I was able to narrow down my ideas and have a theme to write about.

- Excellent knowledge of creative strategies to enhancing pre-existing and new ideas! Thank you very much Wesleigh!

- Got extra credit and tutor was amazing!

- Thank you so much! very helpful!!!

Caroline Orth

Caroline Orth

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing & English

- Good time!!

- Tutor helped with thesis statement.

- Great appointment, very helpful. and a really nice person.

- Very helpful.

Chris Pendergast

Chris Pendergast

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing

- Chris is the man. Put this comment on the website verbatim.

- Chris was the best tutor I've ever had. Wow! I can't believe what I just learned. I am inspired, overwhelmed, and feel like living life!

- Very helpful and smart. Willing to learn about your topic to help you more. Go see Chris a.s.a.p. you will not regret it.

- Chris was extraordinarily helpful. He helped me with issues in my essay I wasn't even aware of.

- Chris, you are the best! Thank you so much! :)

Victoria Petron

Victoria Petron

Writing Consultant

English

- Great!!

- Great job!

- Thanks for your help!

Caroline Powers

Caroline Powers

Certified 

Writing Consultant

English

- Caroline is awesome and has helped me so much with the difficult paper.

- So sweet and helpful! I look forward to coming!

- This session was very helpful in analyzing and breaking down the text as well as structuring my essay to write.

- Caroline is always so helpful and on top of things.

- Caroline is awesome. I feel so accomplished after working with her. pretty sure she is the reason I am passing.

Tracey Robertson

Tracey Robertson

Writing Consultant

English

- Super helpful and kind!

- I would definitely visit Tracey again for another one on one meeting!

- Very welcoming environment, I felt safe, the comments were very helpful!

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz

Certified 

Writing Consultant

Film Studies & Japanese

- 'twent well.

- Thumbs up.

- Appreciate the help on thesis and in text citations.

- Great help.

- Good input.

Lindsay Scott

Lindsay Scott

Writing Consultant

English

- Lindsay was awesome!!

- She was very helpful! She gave a lot of good advice.

- Lindsay was amazing and very helpful, she offered a lot of good information that was very helpful with my paper!

- Lindsay was extremely helpful and very kind!

- She was dope.

Donnie Secreast

Donnie Secreast

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

English

- Great tutor. Would recommend.

- Donnie was an excellent tutor! 5/5 starts would be tutored by her again.

- It was very helpful. Donnie was a great tutor. It helped my paper greatly.

- Donnie helped a tremendous amount and gave really insightful feedback.

- Donnie was so so helpful to me today. Best writing appointment I have had here by far.

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Certified 

Writing Consultant

English

- Very helpful.

- Great experience! Chris gave me great advice!

- Good session.

- Chris was great. He was very helpful and kind.

Trae Toler

Trae Toler

Writing Consultant

English

- This was very helpful!

- Was a tremendous help on my paper.

- Trae was awesome and so helpful in finalizing my paper :)

- I enjoyed it a lot, very helpful!

Sarah Wall

Sarah Wall

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

Creative Writing & English

- Sarah Was super helpful, 10/10.

- Sarah is professional, friendly, and makes you feel very comfortable. She made insightful suggestions that I never would have noticed.

- She was very helpful in guiding me to get to where I needed to go. She also helped me make new goals.

- Helped me out a lot really helping me add more details to certain sentences making them flow better.

- Sarah was a great help and extremely patient. My confidence in the quality of my paper is at an all time high. Thanks Sarah!!

Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

Certified Writing Consultant

English

- Hannah was awesome.

- Hannah was very helpful with giving key points that helped me improve my paper and my writing.

- I LOVE HANNAH!!! She is so sweet and a joy to work with.

- Hannah was very helpful and took her time to give me the exact advice I needed to revise my paper.

- she was awesome! super helpful and gave back great constructive criticism

Dixon Wingrove

Dixon Wingrove

Certified Advanced

Writing Consultant

English & Creative Writing

- Dixon provided excellent help!

- Dixon was very helpful in my last revision for my personal statement. He had answers to my questions and was able to help me complete my first college essay.

- My tutor was really good about helping me get the feeling across that I was trying to do. He was great at helping me plan. Thank you.

- Dixon gave me really great advice on how to revise my thesis statement in order to improve my argument.

- It was Sweet.